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07 May 2021

Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Covid-19 paved the way for Bioengineering”

Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Bioengineering Department and Bioengineering Club organized an online symposium titled '9th Bioengineering Days'. The 9th Bioengineering Days Symposium, which was held online due to the pandemic conditions, brought together students studying in this field and experts within the field. The program was hosted by Bioengineering Club President Mehmet Akyıldız and Club Vice President Şeyma Türkan Koyun, who are third year students of the Bioengineering Department. The opening speeches of the program, which took place in two sessions, were made by President of Üsküdar University, Psychiatrist Prof. Nevzat Tarhan and Head of Bioengineering Department Dr. Tuba Sevimoğlu performed it.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Bioengineering also has a pillar of neuroscience”Noting that chemical bioengineering is especially important in medication production and various researches, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said: “Bioengineering also has a neuroscience pillar. In 2018 at Davos, the importance of neural network took off all over the world. The bioinformatics pillar of bioengineering and its use in conjunction with neurotechnology have opened a new field to bioengineering. At that time, of course, chemists were dominant in bioengineering. We attached importance to include some lessons regarding this and to consider it through research. Currently, it is not right to reduce bioengineering to medicine with the developments in science. At the same time, it is necessary to highlight the neuroscience aspect of bioengineering.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Bioengineering should also be in touch with the quantum”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that the brain system in humans works in three ways and continued as follows:“The brain generates electrical signals and works with chemical triggering. In these current studies, information flows as energy flows. There is electrical flow, chemical flow and simultaneous information flow. These are formed in the brain. In studies of the brain, bioengineering should now also be in touch with the quantum. When examining how the brain decides, it is seen in electrophysiological measurements that a P300 wave emerges 300 milliseconds after making a decision about an action. Then, it is not the brain that decides. There is a quantum brain above the brain, and we call this consciousness in new consciousness studies. Above the brain is a quantum brain connected to the universal energy. It also influences decision making. After making a decision, the electrical potential in the brain appears. After that, when the electrical potential continues, it undergoes a chemical transformation. and it becomes permanent when it undergoes chemical transformation, knowledge.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “We must invest in R&D in order to be the subject of science”“If a person repeats it or accepts it with a very strong emotional load, this time it is written to the brain in chemical letters, not electrically, and it becomes permanent. These findings are very important in studies on brain chemistry. Elon Musk performed brain-computer interface studies on experimental animals. He had a monkey play a game. Is this something a businessman actually do? Universities have to do it, however, they have the capital and we have the idea. It is not possible to bring this two things together in Türkiye. America is not like that. When Elon Musk decides on something, he brings together the people who know the job best and establishes a great R&D team. For example, the owner of Amazon invests 80 percent of his earnings in R&D. Unfortunately, it has only increased to 3 percent recently in Türkiye. If you do not invest in R&D, you become the object of science. If we are to be the subject of science, we must invest in R&D. Unfortunately, we are a country that invests in stone and soil. In agricultural societies, investments are made in stone and soil. In information societies, investments are made in designs. Unless we invest in knowledge, we brag about ourselves.” Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Covid-19 taught the importance of bioengineers”Stating that the Turkish science world does not yet familiraze with bioengineering very well and does not think that realizes importance is realized, Tarhan said, “Covid-19 has taught the importance of bioengineers in a very severe way. Our students in molecular biology and genetics and bioengineering will begin to be employed as soon as they graduate. There were even people who got a job without graduating. Currently, healthcare investments are ranked first in the world. A synthesis of these two will be made in Bioengineering. We are in a digital universe and there is a universal database. Information comes first on the universal databas and it is followed by mathematics, geometric design, energy, physics, chemistry, that is, matter and then biological life. These are  connectet to each other like a  chain and they are one within the other. There is no such thing as matter, in fact, matter is a concentration of energy.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “There will be always sub-disciplines in bioengineering”Stating that they check drug level on blood with Track monitoring, i.e. LCMS devices at NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital, Tarhan said: “One of them also measures toxicology, that is, substances. The other measures the drug level on blood for psychiatric drugs. For example, a piece of meat comes and shows which animal it belongs to by looking at the ion charge of its protein. It can show whether a honey is real or fake. It also shows that the drug is suitable according to the ion charge. It gives over 99% accuracy results. All of these fall within the scope of bioengineering. We can say that there are areas related to the common use of brain, chemistry and technology. Those who know these fields will be the engineers of the future now. Some will progress by focusing on chemistry, while others may progress by focusing on neuroscience. People will decide for themselves. There are always sub-disciplines.” said.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Sciences need multidisciplinary studies”Emphasizing that biological sciences and engineering sciences should work together in a multidisciplinary manner, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said, “At the moment, the pluralism and holism of the sciences are at the forefront, not the singularity of the sciences. Eclectic approach is in the foreground. Teamwork of sciences brings out new discoveries. In very developed countries, there are more engineers than doctors. They estimate, they present options, and they do it easier with less errors at work. That's why they need to be implemented, but as a humanity, we had to a dramatic phenomenon like Covid-19 to understand this. The Covid-19 has broken the minds. In their minds, they do not just look at engineering with a materialist perspective, but t has now revealed that all disciplines are together and that all branches of science should work as a team.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Students should definitely do projects”Stating that innovations should teach the society something, Tarhan said, “We need to rethink, restructure and explore some things. I think Covid-19 paved the way for bioengineering, molecular biology and genetics. It looks like it will pave the way even more. It should be evaluated from this perspective. Our future students should definitely do projects. Institutions such as TUBITAK support student projects. They will gain a lot of knowledge with those projects under the guidance of their instructors. Doing projects during the university undergraduate period makes it possible to look at the future in a different way. Being scientific is being objective. Objectivism is the greatest feature of science. We have to be objective towards everything.”.One of the spokespersons in the opening speeches, Üsküdar University Bioengineering Department Head Dr. Tuba Sevimoğlu stated that there were also participants from outside the city by participating online and wished the symposium to be productive and successful.2 sessions were held at the symposiumAfter the opening speeches, the sessions started. Asst. Prof. Hasan Demirci from Koç University with his presentation titled "Structural Biology", Prof. Tanıl Kocagöz from Acıbadem University with his presentation titled "Laboratory methods used in the diagnosis of COVID-19" and Asst. Prof. Christopher Mayack from Sabancı University with his presentation titled “Systems Biology” have participated in the first session and shared their presentation with the participants.In the second and last session of the symposium, 6 speakers participated. In the second session, Prof. Metehan Özen from Acıbadem University with his presentation titled "The Miracle of Microbiota", Asst. Prof. Ayça Zeynep İlter from Istinye University with her presentation titled “Cancer Biology”, Assoc. Prof. Emre Yörük Istanbul from Yeni Yüzyıl University with his presentation titled "Plant Pathology", Asst. Prof. Zeynep Büşra Bolat from Sabahattin Zaim University with her presentation titled "Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy", the founder and CEO of Omid Afarinan Majid Hajihosseinali   with his presentation titled "3D BioPrinting Technology" and Prof. Kayhan Erciyeş from Üsküdar University with his presentation titled “Bioinformatics Algorithms” have participated.The program ended after the presentations in the second session were completed. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA) 

12 Mar 2021

ZOOM license to 23 Thousand Üsküdar Students from Üsküdar University!

Üsküdar University, which has created a solid technological infrastructure with significant investments, has implemented the concept of "Phy-gital University" in order to offer its students distance and uninterrupted education opportunities during the pandemic process. With this step, students benefit from both physical and digital education of the university in the most effective way. While Üsküdar University students were able to get online education synchronously (live) by entering the virtual classroom application Perculus via the ALMS program with the distance education courses and applications carried out on many digital platforms, a cooperation now has been made with Zoom. Integration studies for synchronous (live) education by entering Zoom via ALMS and recording and re-watching the lessons are also continuing.Interactive Participation has Become EasierTaking another important step in order for its students to get more efficiency from online courses, the university, together with its academic staff, purchased a total of 23 thousand Zoom licenses for each of its students. After the tests of giving Master's courses via Zoom software on the STIX program, which offers students easier interactive participation, there is no limit of interaction and time. Therefore, classes will now be held using Zoom software via ALMS with the Zoom licenses obtained. In Zoom classes, all students will be able to keep their cameras open without the limit of people. You will be able to participate instantly with the microphone. Thus, it is aimed to increase the learning efficiency and to increase the interaction in the lessons that will be made more interactive.Students will be able to receive a much more qualified education...Academicians and students, who can also benefit from online meetings and conferences via ZOOM, can also share information, documents and homework 24/7 by communicating with each other through the STIX program ( developed by Üsküdar University Information Technologies Directorate. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

27 Aug 2020

Department of Bioengineering gave its First Graduates!

Üsküdar University gave its first graduates in the 2019-2020 Spring term from Department of Bioengineering Master’s Degree Program within Üsküdar University Institute which started to accept students in the 2018-2019 academic year by continuing to produce science during the pandemic.Head of the Bioengineering Department and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Asst. Prof. İlknur Korkmaz, who completed her thesis under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Tuba Sevimoğlu, successfully presented her thesis titled "Investigation of Common Genetic Mechanisms of Cerebral Palsy, Adrenoleukodystrophy and Parkinson's Diseases with a Bioinformatics Approach".Başak Demir is another name who completed her thesis studies under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Tuba Sevimoğlu and Demir presented her thesis titled "Determination of Candidate Agent Molecules in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression Disease Proteins by Repositioning Method".Deputy Director of Protein Application and Research Center (PROMER) and Bioengineering Department Asst. Prof. İbrahim Barış Ölüç, who completed his thesis under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Vildan Enisoğlu Atalay, successfully presented his thesis titled "Determination of Antioxidant Activity of Hazelnut Fruit with Computational Chemistry Methods". Moreover, Ceren Kaya, under the consultancy of Dr. Atalay, successfully presented her thesis titled "Investigation of the Coupling Method of Par1 and Par4 Genes and Anticoagulant Drug Interactions and Designing Possible More Active Drug Molecules".Yıldız Technical University, Department of Chemistry Prof. Lokman Torun also participated in the thesis presentations as an external jury member.The thesis presentations ended with a souvenir photo by the graduates.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

22 July 2020

The Institute of Sciences was introduced

Üsküdar University, which set out with the motto of “A Higher Future Awaits you with Üsküdar”, continues its postgraduate meetings. In the second meeting, where the questions of the candidates about a wide range of master's and doctorate programs in different fields were answered, the programs within the Institute of Science were introduced.Üsküdar University Institute of Sciences Director Assoc. Prof. Mesut Karahan attended the meeting and the program was moderated by Educational Institutions and Guidance Services Specialist Ece Tözeniş.Moreover, Üsküdar University Deputy Director of the Institute of Sciences Asst. Prof. Nuri Bingöl, Institute Supervisor Aslı Işık and Student Accounting Officer Şeyma Kaya also participated in Zoom Webinar.Assoc. Prof. Mesut Karahan: “We are looking forward to our students who want to continue their studies with us”Üsküdar University Institute of Sciences Director Assoc. Prof. Mesut Karahan shared information about postgraduate and doctorate programs with the participants. Karahan said: “Our students can miss the science exam we organize. That's why we are holding two exams and we create our lists as a result of the evaluation of two exams. The science exam is very important in terms of the possibility of getting a full scholarship. We will be listing our full scholarship students with their undergraduate GPA and science exam grades. We have made the necessary applications and expanded the quota for our students who aim to do a master's degree or doctorate at Üsküdar University, Institute of Sciences. We look forward to seeing everyone who wants to continue carrying out their studies with us. Let's talk, let's try to lead your life together. We have become able to have a chat even if it is long distance. Maybe this could be the biggest contribution of the pandemic period. Of course, there are disadvantages, but let's use the advantageous aspects, we should definitely meet with our students.”.Karahan: “We prioritize our student’s requests”Karahan continued his words by addressing the opportunities offered by Üsküdar University in postgraduate programs and said: “We mostly work with the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences. We place importance to thesis on the subjects that our students desire. In many universities, the subjects are determined by the professors and a student has to prepare a thesis on that subject. However, we, as Üsküdar University, prioritize which field our students are interested in and in which field they want to prepare a thesis. There is no education on article writing. However, if you are doing a master's degree, you will be learning by writing the article. Although our subject in our scientific lessons is independent, we specifically teach how to write an article and how to carry out a project because if you are a graduate student and do not know how to write and execute a project, it means that there is a great loss. Our goal is to prevent this loss.”.Asst. Prof. Nuri Bingöl: "Academic title is always advantageous"Deputy Director of the Institute of Sciences Asst. Prof. Nuri Bingöl, on the other hand, shared information on thesis and non-thesis programs with the participants. Bingöl said: “Our students can switch from non-thesis master's degree program to master's degree program with thesis. The university-industry cooperation has only just begun. There was no such understanding in previous years. As Üsküdar University, we put our all effort, especially when no other university had this understanding. We have now entered a transition period with the efforts of the government. Now, we have started to see employees with doctorate titles in the industry, as well. Therefore, getting an academic title will always be more advantageous.”.Bingöl: “We started the Cyber Security Master's Program” Stating that they closely follow the innovations in the fields of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs, Bingöl said: “Cyber security has just started to be active in our lives, however, it has a fifteen-year history. Especially recently, occupational safety has started to gain importance. With the development of standards regarding cyber security, laws such as the protection of personal data began to be enacted. We also started the Cyber Security Master's program by believing that we should start from somewhere. Cryptocurrencies started to take place on our agenda on issues such as forensic computing. Although these fields seem like newly emerged fields, they are the ones that have made their presence felt for a long time. However, it is more up-to-date and popular at the moment. Therefore, it gives us hope to move forward faster. Advances in education enable us to progress.”.What are the requirements for master's degree programs?Aslı Işık, who is supervisor for the institute, explained the master’s degree program requirements of the Institute of Sciences and she said: “Students must apply with final registration documents. These consist of ALES exam result, transcript, graduation certificate, photocopy of identity card and photographs for students with thesis. We do not seek ALES scores for the application of non-thesis program students, however, they must provide all other requirements during final registration. Students who want to participate in English programs must have a foreign language score.”.What are the financial transactions of master's and doctoral programs?Student Accounting Officer Şeyma Kaya informed on financial transactions and said “Fees cover four terms in programs with thesis, three terms in non-thesis programs, and eight terms in doctoral programs. Fees include thesis and project fees. If there is a scientific preparation process that must be taken in the program, this is charged separately.”. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

07 Apr 2020

Our Student Orhun Karakuş will fight with the virus in Covid-19 Diagnostic Center…

Our students continue their field battles with Covid-19. Our undergraduate and also master student Orhun Karakuş has been working as a Specialist Genetic Engineer in the Project of Establishment of Covid-19 Diagnostic Centers since April within the scope of works by the Ministry of Health.Orhun Karakuş, undergraduate students in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics within the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences , is also a special student at the Post Graduation Program of Molecular Biology and Genetics within the Institute of Sciences.Karakuş, who received both theoretical and practical training from experts in the field, participated in the Project for Establishment of Covid-19 Diagnostic Centers which are carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Presidency of Health Institutes of Türkiye. Karakuş has been working as a Specialist Engineer at Ümraniye Education and Research Hospital since April. Stating that the Covid-19 Diagnostic Center was established in four days, Karakuş said, “Tests are done the most at the Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital Covid-19 Diagnostic Center throughout Türkiye.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA) 

06 Sept 2019

The need for Cyber Security experts will increase

Information technologies used in all areas of life bring security problems along. Cyber security experts, who play an important role in overcoming security problems, are critical in ensuring information security. Üsküdar University Cyber Security Master’s Program aims to train well-equipped experts in this field.The Cyber Security Graduate Program, which was opened within the Institute of Sciences at Üsküdar University, has started accepting students.Üsküdar University Institute for Sciences, Head of Cyber Security Master’s Program Prof. İsmail Avcıbaş stated broad information about the program and experts in the field of cyber security will become an important asset for institutions, companies and states.Avcıbaş said; “İndividuals, institutions, organizations and societies that use these technologies are at risk given the use of information technologies as a target and a tool by criminals, Malicious people who infiltrate computer systems cause great damage to corporations and companies. Experts in the field of cyber security have become an important requirement for both institutions and commercial companies as well as governments.”Prof. İsmail Avcıbaş noted that the Department of Cyber Security Master's Program in English and in Turkish are aimed to train the cyber security experts who gained the ability to follow the developments in the field simultaneously with the world given their theoretical and technological knowledge and equipment related to the field. Prof. Avcıbaş noted that graduates of undergraduate programs that accept students of Equal Weighted and Numerical Weighted points in the university exam can apply to the program.Scientific preparation program is applied when necessaryIf necessary, the Scientific Preparation Program will be implemented within the scope of the Cyber Security Graduate Program. In the Scientific Preparatory Program, there are courses such as Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Algorithm and Programming, Operating Systems, and Data Structures that prepare the students for their field courses.After the scientific preparation, elective courses including “Cyber Systems and Information Security”, “Introduction to Cryptography”, “Network Security”, “Application Security” as well as “Cyber Attack Techniques”, “Malware Analysis and Detection”, “Crypto Money Technologies”, “Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security” are given.There are three elective courses in the Master's Program with Thesis and six elective courses in the Master's Program without Thesis.Graduates of the Master's Program in Cyber Security have the opportunity to work in a wide range of fields. Graduates of Üsküdar University Cyber Security Graduate Program will be able to work in public and private sectors such as information security specialist, secure software specialist, information security analyst, network security specialist, penetration testing specialist, vulnerability analyst, malware analyst, information security manager. Graduates who wish to pursue a career as a researcher or academician in cyber security will be able to continue their doctoral studies in cyber security, computer engineering or other related fields.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

26 Feb 2019

PlumX and Altmetrics applications used for the first time by Üsküdar University

Üsküdar University is the first university in Turkey to apply PlumX and Altmetrics, which determine how much interaction has been achieved and how many people have access to academic articles published in the Internet, especially in social media. It is aimed for academic studies to reach everyone. Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel stated that all the articles in the magazines published by Üsküdar University have been included in the PlumX and Altmetrics system for about three months.Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Department Head of Software Engineering and Department of Computer Engineering Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel explained that Üsküdar University is the only university in Turkey to use PlumX and Altmetrics system.How often do academic articles reach the society?Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel provided further information that PlumX and Altmetrics are appreciation indicators of the academic articles published online and are prepared by taking into consideration the interaction criteria such as the rate of mention in the news or the number of social media sharing. Ergüzel pointed out that the system enables meaningful analysis of academic data and analysis by comparison.Üsküdar University broke new groundAssoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel said that all the articles in the journals published by Üsküdar University were included in these two systems with the works of PlumX and Altmetrics for the last three months. He gave the following information about the system:“These two metrics can be considered as two different companies. We benefit from the both of them. Both of them can be found in This is how it works; for example, an academic content is televised. We only share this publication in academic media, but it is also shared in social media in order to produce social impact. We share the simplified format of this publication with a summary text in data should reach the society and peopleWe believe that it is crucial for scientific studies to influence society. We generated because we are concerned about whether an academic study influences an individual and how people can benefit from these scientific articles. We provide the full article in English. These web contents enable the following; an individual can go to and reach to any academic article. The summary can also be read. When this summary is shared through Twitter and Facebook, it indicates that the related posts reach to so many people. There is also a pie chart graph that signifies the outcome of this post. What is it good for? It is used to measure how many people have reached to our academic work. These web metrics will be considered a standard.”Information should not only be on the shelfAssoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel stated that the application should become widespread and he continued “This is only used by Üsküdar University. It has just started to become a standard in is a new channel. There is no other example. There is also no other example of this on social media. Both of these platforms are equally precious”.Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel asserted that academic articles and studies are meaningful to society. He continued:“It is not enough if science is only reachable in the scientific and academic platforms. It is also important that academic studies influence people and society. Why should we look at such results only with an academic perspective? The closure of the distance between the society and scientists or science, will generate a vision to the individual. This is a method and people learn by method. They learn the method and gain experience in analyzing such a scientific view.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

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